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  1. @librankurI hope you make it within first 1000 bookings
  2. @chatmithil When the car is running hydrostatic damage can’t happen. These things happen during start, leaking head gasket, causing the coolant to collect in the combustion space. If one take his car through water logged area only then water will enter the combustion space and this water can bend the connecting rod.
  3. Looks of the Mitsubishi Eclipse is good but nowhere near H.Creta. Though I am not a big fan of both the makers but to beat creta price tag would play a major role. The service network of the Mitsubishi is pathetic in India. Hyundai has remained sincere to the Indian market.
  4. That’s a real sad, I am a proud owner of first generation Honda Amaze and no issues till date. Mine is a idtec but absolutely awesome performance.
  5. Check the following & update: 1) when you press the AC button do you notice the change in the engine sound? 2) I hope the AC belt is tight enough
  6. The service network of the BMW network is way better than the Jaguar. BHP generated by BMW is better than the Jaguar. 0 to 100 by the BMW is done in 6.8 secs and Jaguar trails by 1.3 secs.
  7. You all narrated the incidents but not what went wrong with your car and what was the root cause of the breakdown, you didn’t mention. Breakdown can be from coolant starvation or blown fuse etc be prepared and carry with you few spares, water, 1/2 litre of engine oil, to top up. Do regular service of your car and most important know your car.
  8. Someone scratched my car’s left side panels including boot cover as shown in the picture. That is 5 panels, total cost of repairs would amount to 20,000₹. I wouldn’t spend above money for none of my fault. So thought why wouldn’t I try touching up my car after watching plenty of YouTube videos, if anything goes bad then I can give the car to a workshop. I had heard about the com-paints long time before so went through their Facebook page, they would provide Scratch solution(touch up paint spray can, varnish can, fast setting filler tube, wax tube, scraper, two sand paper pads) in a decent box. It costed me 685₹, without courier charges. Though the reviews weren’t so good. They make you select the touch up paint by year of make of your car, colour of shades available during the year of purchase etc. Well! Watch few videos com-paints sponsored videos but real deal is how well and how long you shake the paint-can so that metallic lustre and paint mixes( needless to say clean the area, cover other panels with news paper, closed space etc) as soon as filler is applied to the scratches it begans to dry fast, scrape the excess filler with the scraper(side with smooth edge facing the car panel) then you need to wait 2~3 minutes then start sanding the area, with filler in place, with super- fine sand paper with water till the face sanded gets smooth like rest of the panel. Clean the sanded panels with water and wipe them clean. Shake the can nicely atleast for 5 minutes, spray the paint on the panel from a distance 1 to 1.5 feet away with sweeping action. Two to three sweeps are sufficient then spray varnish two sweeps. The varnish will keep the metallic lustre in place and shine. Varnish is very important part of the procedure. Paint and varnish cans are just sufficient for approximately 4 square foot area, so it’s less. You can see the attached pictures before and after.
  9. @PuneetM incase you are going for the preowned 2018 Q3, try to get the car’s history of maintenance. You will come to know if any major repairs done on it. Get yourself atleast 3 years comprehensive maintenance contract, so that spares plus labour charges are covered. Refrain from buying roadside assistance. Spares and repairs are way costly as compared to eco cars.
  10. vikky1971

    Kia Seltos

    This shows that most of the people are ignorant of the fact that these rides don’t comply with BSVI and these companies are clearing their unsold inventories
  11. @Abhijit Jadhav hey! Don’t get annoyed.
  12. @arunsingh Welcome aboard. Tell us about your rides in details like diesel or petrol. Love to see the pictures of your cars!
  13. “AC ON” display stopped lighting after 5 years, so inquired with Honda service centre, their reply renew the whole switch assmy. That’s ridiculous! After struggling for some time, I could remove & dismantle the switch. The bulb assmy is with a 2mm diameter filament bulb, which produces a lot of heat, thus making the switch hot. Now I turned and lifted the fused bulb assmy. Filament bulb’s two end are wire which are twisted in the bulb holder. What I did is renew it with blue LED with a resistor to withstand 12V DC. The soldering needs to be clean and wrapped with heat shrink tube. The final result is as shown in attached pictures and total cost just 15₹ plus 100% satisfaction.
  14. @Satya Gandhi No, it’s illegal to replace the. engine or putting bigger tyres. Follow the link,””.
  15. @Abhijit Jadhav the post to which you are replying is very old. I am using idemitsu full synthetic L.O and the lube renewal time has doubled.
  16. @Muthukumar thought the Hexa is great SUV, why you want to go for BS IV vehicle? Wait some more time and get BS VI. TATA can’t sell non compliant vehicles after the deadline so they will offer or you can demand heavy discounts in case you choose BS IV hexa. Spares won’t be problem.
  17. @Shukla you need not worry, report the matter to Maruti dealership they will assist you.
  18. It’s not safe to purchase from non-standard websites. Better venture out and look at the product then buy. Online is safe if sites are amazon or Flipkart
  19. @ketika welcome! aboard. Update us on hybrid cars or SUVs, hybrid to the extent where these won’t be troubled by NGT. I am interested in BMW SUV, when can I expect these in India? Costs?
  20. @NB10 the above front grill looks ugly. Why this compact SUV going dzire way.